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I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« on: May 16, 2007, 03:24:46 PM »
What are your old faves?

mine:
Looney Toons
Peter Pan and the Pirates
Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
Animaniacs

I'll add more as they float back into my consciousness

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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2007, 03:27:57 PM »
The old 1940's Superman cartoons.  The beautiful animation, the politically-incorrect WWII slang, the music - so much fun.
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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2007, 03:28:40 PM »
Sigh, I am afraid the cheap cookie cutter Hannah Barbara and lesser lights ruined it for a long time.   I mean, if the whole point of your cartoon block is to sell toys to kiddies, who cares what the tunes actually look like?   Adults are not watching.


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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2007, 03:30:22 PM »
I'll see your Rescue Rangers and raise you a Darkwing Duck.

Voltron and Transformers are also great.   Anyone remember Dangermouse?
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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2007, 03:33:28 PM »
I'll see your Rescue Rangers and raise you a Darkwing Duck.
Ooh!  I'll call with a DuckTails - Woooo wooo
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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 03:35:39 PM »
yesssssssss! I've been trying to remember what DuckTails was called for about three hours now!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 03:44:26 PM »
The old Ninja Turtle Carttons were pretty sick -

But nothing beats the Looney Tunes and Ren and Stimpy
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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2007, 03:46:10 PM »
yesssssssss! I've been trying to remember what DuckTails was called for about three hours now!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's actually Duck TALES. You guys are so uncouth.

I also enjoyed TMNT.  Inspector Gadget was classic.  I could list cartoons all day!
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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2007, 04:02:06 PM »
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do dee do dee do inspector gadget do dee do dee do do do!
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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2007, 04:10:33 PM »
The old Ninja Turtle Carttons were pretty sick -

But nothing beats the Looney Tunes and Ren and Stimpy

I recently added a disc of the old teenage mutant ninja turtles cartoon to my netflix queue.  I'm curious to see how badly its aged.  Man, I used to love that show.

Looney Tunes were great also.  I never check the Saturday morning schedule but I hope they still play them. 
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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2007, 06:23:44 PM »
I'll get there before Sharky and say Batman: The Animated Series.  I kind of enjoyed the marvel cartoons that came out in the early nineties too, Spider-Man, The Marvel Action Hour, even the X-Men series was pretty neat.


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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2007, 07:53:39 PM »
I'll see your Rescue Rangers and raise you a Darkwing Duck.

Darkwing Duck was one of the greatest cartoons ever made. As for other greats for my childhood....TMNT and Ghostbusters. Gotta love the classics!
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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2007, 08:13:46 PM »
My favorites as a kid were always the Max Fleischer 'toons - and these continue to be my favorites today. I loved black and white movies and animation as a kid. Fleischer's stuff was always so freaking great. Cartoons were so much more fun before the Hays Code.

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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2007, 11:12:59 PM »




Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers

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Re: I wish they made cartoons like they used to
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2007, 01:09:55 AM »
Man, oh man. What cartoons do _I_ like? As you're about to find out, lots of 'em.  :^)

Any and all Looney Tunes from Bosco to Box Office Bunny. They were at their best when they shook the smell of Disney off themselves and started doing their own thing, and the BEST of the best were their war-time cartoons. If we had more cartoons like that about OUR war, some of us might actually be patriotic about it...
Old Disney Character cartoons. Not the Silly Symphony stuff, but the plot-driven stuff. The ones that showed little bits of history as mankind adapted to the dawn of the modern age. Especially the Goofy and Donald cartoons.
Anything Tex Avery ever touched. The epitome of cartoondom was realized when cartoons started doing wild takes and getting hurt BAD without any consequence. I think most of that is thanks to Tex Avery.
The Jay Ward stuff. Rocky and Bullwinkle, George of the Jungle, Dudley Do-Right- SOOO far ahead of its time. The type of humor those cartoons had wouldn't resurface until The Simpsons years and years later...
And then came the '70s and nothing too good with 'em.
But in the '80s, a new type of Cartoon emerged. They were ad-centric and formulaic, but I grew up with 'em and watched most of them religiously. Here's a short list of my most beloved '80s toons:
The Real Ghostbusters
Alf Tales
Transformers
He-Man
The Wuzzles (Quiet. It was good! :^))
Space Cats
Captain N
Garfield and Friends
Galaxy High
Muppet Babies (But mostly to fill the time between Captain N and Real Ghostbusters)
And who could forget:
SATURDAY SUPERCADE!!! with
Q*Bert
Donkey Kong
Pac-Man
Space Ace
Dragon's Lair
Donkey Kong Jr.
Frogger
Kangaroo

Out  of the '80s and into the '90s. I grew up, but so did Cartoons. Suddenly there was a re-emergence of old fashoned cartoons combined with newer sensibilities, yielding things like:

Eek! The Cat (And the Terrible Thunder Lizards)
Raw Toonage
Super Dave
Darkwing Duck
Bonkers (Hit and miss)
Goof Troop (VERY Hit and miss)

And the emergence of the GOOD SUPERHERO CARTOONS!
Spider-Man
X-Men
The Tick (SPOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (It was MOSTLY a '90s thing)
Batman: The Animated Series

And we have Spielburg to thank for whipping Warner Brothers into shape with some special nuggets of Cartoony goodness too!
Tiny Toons
The Short-Lived and SUPERIOR: Plucky Duck Show
Animaniacs
TazMania
Pinky and the Brain
Freakazoid!
Earthworm Jim

And then there were the Nicktoons! They started out strong...
Rugrats (The first couple seasons)
Ren and Stimpy (Start to finish)
Rocko's Modern Life (Start to finish)
Aah! Real Monsters (Sometimes)
And they kind of went downhill from there.

But, Lo, there did come a Cartoon Network, and it brought us:
Space Ghost: Coast to Coast
Dexter's Laboratory
Powerpuff Girls (Don't knock it unless you've tried it. :^))
Cow and Chicken
Johnny Bravo (ESPECIALLY the first Season, but it was all pretty good. Fun fact! That show was where Seth McFarlane cut his Cartoon-Writing chops!)

The '90s also gave us the Adult Toon. (Well the late '80s did with The Simpsons) During which a lot of great animation flew by unnoticed.
Fish Police (That's right. FISH POLICE!)
Capitol Critters (I voted for it on the poll!)
Family Dog
Duckman
South Park

And with the dawn of the new Millenium, not much followed in the way of good kid-toons.My Saturday Morning ritual vanished as all the interesting cartoons got replaced with bland action and talking heads. Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends is OK. Billy and Mandy is all right. There just really isn't anything else.

The adult cartoon, however, has come to its fruition, thanks (Mostly) To Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup. I like it all, but here's what I LOVE:
Futurama (Better than the Simpsons EVER were!)
Family Guy (Darn good laughs!)
Aqua Teen Hunger Force
The Brak Show
Harvey Birdman
Sealab 2021
Venture Brothers (With a great big exclamation point!)
12 Oz. Mouse (It's OK. I don't expect anyone to understand why. You have to let it consume you. :^))

Now here's the boggling part:
I've seen every episode of every cartoon mentioned in this list at LEAST once. USUALLY 3 or more times, and there are bunches of series  I didn't even MENTION because they weren't AS near and dear to my heart.  :^) Cartoons are near and dear to me, and, while I enjoy a good raunchy adult cartoon, I miss the falling anvil. Cartoons need to start getting crushed and mangled again, then immediately healed so they can come back for more.